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The Story
Daniel Zeevi
#MyStartupStory
Hey, I’m
Dan!
And I
social media
Why don’t I build a
business about
social media?
So I thought…
The idea of DashBurst was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 2011
I was going to create the world’s greatest social media
“dashboard” and ultimate client for Facebook and
Twitter!
But at some point, social media just stopped
being social
Does all this hate really solve anything?
Our favorite social media sites and
communication networks have been severed
How could I risk starting a business relying on feuding
networks for data?
I realized I was actually on the wrong track,
on the outside looking in….
I started thinking about the city I live in and it hit me…
Where I come from, we don’t burn bridges, we build them
Pittsburgh: The City of Bridges
The people around us are the bridge to our happiness
What if
I made a
social media
site that
brought
everyone
back to the
table?
What is social media?
Photos
Videos
Audio
Infographics
Posts
Documents
Articles
Presentations
What is social media?
Photos
Videos
Audio
Infographics
Posts
Documents
Articles
Presentations
What if you could
share all your work
online and find your
media in one
place?
Problem
Apps
DataContent
Video
Images
The social web never stops putting out information. It becomes hard to consume,
navi...
Solution
Apps
DataContent
Video
Images
DashBurst is a social dashboard, content marketing platform, and search engine
roll...
The Pledge
To be a truly open social network and friend to all. We’ll never block
another app just for being a competitor,...
The MissionMake communicating fun and social again
Photos
Videos
SlideShare
Slides
Tweets
Status
Updates
Soundcloud
Audio
Facebook
Posts
YouTube
Videos
Infographics
Meet Das...
Photos
Videos
SlideShare
Slides
Tweets
Status
Updates
Soundcloud
Audio
Facebook
Posts
YouTube
Videos
Infographics
Meet Das...
Burstburst burst
(noun)
1. A high-speed transmission, or concentrated pulse of information.
2. Enables the communication o...
DBdecibel de·ci·bel (děs'ə-bəl)
(noun)
Abbr: DB
A unit to measure the power and efficiency of a signal or transmission
(bu...
DB
The Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Decibels have been used to measure the relative strength and
efficiency of a radio signal or ...
Now DB’s are used to measure the strength and
engagement of your messages on social media!
Interacting With Media on DashB...
Hmm…
I
like
that!
So who is DashBurst for?
Photos
Videos
Audio
Infographics
Posts
Documents
Articles
Presentations
Photographers
Artists
Bra...
With a blueprint in place, now I needed to build a team…
I went through three to four years
thinking I was going to meet some
magical engineer who would build all the
stuff I was ...
Initial TeamDashBurst launches as a lean team made up of 2 computer geeks!
Daniel Zeevi – CEO & Founder
Business & Technol...
Technology
Jan 2012:
DashBurst
Founded
Milestones
Launched Design & Marketing Services
Jan 2012:
DashBurst
Founded
February 2012:
Launched Design &
Marketing Services
Milestones
Jan 2012:
DashBurst
Founded
September 2012:
@DashBurst Reached
100K Followers on
Twitter
June 2012:
Reached 10K Fans on
Fa...
It’s one of the top 12,000 sites on the web with
400,000 unique visitors per month!
150K Followers 13K Fans 6K Followers 3...
Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids
the World Hello!
Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids
the World Hello!
But we could sure use some more help…
Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids
the World Hello!
But we could sure use some more help…
Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids
the World Hello!
But we could sure use some more help…
Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids
the World Hello!
But we could sure use some more help…
So who is DashBurst?
Daniel Zeevi
CEO & Founder
Lauren Mobertz
Managing Editor
Nathan Swartz
Director of Research
& Develo...
May 2013: DashBurst Does the
Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival
Milestones
May 2013:
Article Hits
the Front Page
of Reddit
Aug 2013:
Reached 400K Unique
Visitors Per Month
June 2013:
Pre...
Dec 2013: The DashBurst
Social Network Launch
Sign up here at: http://dashburst.com/signup/
The Game is Just Getting Started
What’s Next?
California in Early 2014?
See you then 
Thanks
3, 24, 35. He never stops thinking by IamNotUnique
http://www.flickr.com/photos/villify/9336326876/
4. Downtown of ...
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  1. 1. The Story Daniel Zeevi #MyStartupStory
  2. 2. Hey, I’m Dan! And I social media
  3. 3. Why don’t I build a business about social media? So I thought…
  4. 4. The idea of DashBurst was born in Pittsburgh, PA in 2011
  5. 5. I was going to create the world’s greatest social media “dashboard” and ultimate client for Facebook and Twitter!
  6. 6. But at some point, social media just stopped being social
  7. 7. Does all this hate really solve anything?
  8. 8. Our favorite social media sites and communication networks have been severed
  9. 9. How could I risk starting a business relying on feuding networks for data?
  10. 10. I realized I was actually on the wrong track, on the outside looking in….
  11. 11. I started thinking about the city I live in and it hit me…
  12. 12. Where I come from, we don’t burn bridges, we build them Pittsburgh: The City of Bridges
  13. 13. The people around us are the bridge to our happiness
  14. 14. What if I made a social media site that brought everyone back to the table?
  15. 15. What is social media? Photos Videos Audio Infographics Posts Documents Articles Presentations
  16. 16. What is social media? Photos Videos Audio Infographics Posts Documents Articles Presentations
  17. 17. What if you could share all your work online and find your media in one place?
  18. 18. Problem Apps DataContent Video Images The social web never stops putting out information. It becomes hard to consume, navigate, and organize this information, too, because it’s so fragmented across multiple websites, apps and unfriendly media formats. HUMOR MUSIC REVIEWSSHOPPING REPORTS LISTS NEWS ANALYTICS MOTION GRAPHICS CHAT
  19. 19. Solution Apps DataContent Video Images DashBurst is a social dashboard, content marketing platform, and search engine rolled into one website. Users can share all media types and content in one place. No more petty wars with social networks or searching through multiple sites. News & Articles Presentations Quotes Lists Guides Art Photography Infographics Humor Stock Photos Mobile: Android, iPhone, Windows Web: Websites, Chrome, Firefox Tablet: iPad, Kindle Software: Windows, Mac, Linux Social: Facebook and Twitter Real-time Internet Stats Top Sites Web & Social Analytics Charts & Reports Motion Graphics Music Chat
  20. 20. The Pledge To be a truly open social network and friend to all. We’ll never block another app just for being a competitor, even if it hates on us!
  21. 21. The MissionMake communicating fun and social again
  22. 22. Photos Videos SlideShare Slides Tweets Status Updates Soundcloud Audio Facebook Posts YouTube Videos Infographics Meet DashBurstAn open place to discover and share media of all types!
  23. 23. Photos Videos SlideShare Slides Tweets Status Updates Soundcloud Audio Facebook Posts YouTube Videos Infographics Meet DashBurstAn open place to discover and share media of all types!
  24. 24. Burstburst burst (noun) 1. A high-speed transmission, or concentrated pulse of information. 2. Enables the communication of networks operating with dissimilar data. Post any media on DashBurst
  25. 25. DBdecibel de·ci·bel (děs'ə-bəl) (noun) Abbr: DB A unit to measure the power and efficiency of a signal or transmission (burst).
  26. 26. DB The Signal-to-Noise Ratio Decibels have been used to measure the relative strength and efficiency of a radio signal or transmission broadcast.
  27. 27. Now DB’s are used to measure the strength and engagement of your messages on social media! Interacting With Media on DashBurst
  28. 28. Hmm… I like that!
  29. 29. So who is DashBurst for? Photos Videos Audio Infographics Posts Documents Articles Presentations Photographers Artists Brands Animators Musicians Blogs Informed Citizens Authors Businesses Marketers Researchers Designers Educators Everyone
  30. 30. With a blueprint in place, now I needed to build a team…
  31. 31. I went through three to four years thinking I was going to meet some magical engineer who would build all the stuff I was thinking about. - Dennis Crowley, Foursquare Cofounder …and fast
  32. 32. Initial TeamDashBurst launches as a lean team made up of 2 computer geeks! Daniel Zeevi – CEO & Founder Business & Technology Daniel Zeevi is the CEO and founder of DashBurst currently responsible for strategic direction, product development, user experience, quality assurance, content strategy and social media. Daniel has over 10 years experience in software and web design, testing and marketing most recently as a design verification engineer at Phillips Healthcare. Daniel received a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Matthew Lisiak – CTO & Co-founder Technology Matthew Lisiak is the CTO and web designer of DashBurst responsible for managing application designs, back-end development and integration. Matthew has a BA in Information Science also from the University of Pittsburgh with a strong penchant for complex web algorithms, social network API’s, browser extensions and database design.
  33. 33. Technology
  34. 34. Jan 2012: DashBurst Founded Milestones
  35. 35. Launched Design & Marketing Services
  36. 36. Jan 2012: DashBurst Founded February 2012: Launched Design & Marketing Services Milestones
  37. 37. Jan 2012: DashBurst Founded September 2012: @DashBurst Reached 100K Followers on Twitter June 2012: Reached 10K Fans on Facebook February 2012: Launched Design & Marketing Services August 2012: Released TweetThis and Other Web Tools Jan 2013: Launched Blog Milestones
  38. 38. It’s one of the top 12,000 sites on the web with 400,000 unique visitors per month! 150K Followers 13K Fans 6K Followers 3K Subscribers 3K Followers 2KFollowers 1K Followers
  39. 39. Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids the World Hello!
  40. 40. Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids the World Hello! But we could sure use some more help…
  41. 41. Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids the World Hello! But we could sure use some more help…
  42. 42. Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids the World Hello! But we could sure use some more help…
  43. 43. Jan 2013: DashBurst Bids the World Hello! But we could sure use some more help…
  44. 44. So who is DashBurst? Daniel Zeevi CEO & Founder Lauren Mobertz Managing Editor Nathan Swartz Director of Research & Development Matthew Lisiak CTO & Web Developer Steven Hughes Director of Marketing
  45. 45. May 2013: DashBurst Does the Pittsburgh Comic Arts Festival
  46. 46. Milestones May 2013: Article Hits the Front Page of Reddit Aug 2013: Reached 400K Unique Visitors Per Month June 2013: Presentation Gets Featured on SlideShare with Over 124K Views March 2013: Social Network Beta Released Privately – Registration Opened July 2013: The Bookmark My Tabs Chrome Extension is Released Dec 2013: Stay Tuned for the Launch of the DashBurst Social Network!Check it Out!
  47. 47. Dec 2013: The DashBurst Social Network Launch Sign up here at: http://dashburst.com/signup/
  48. 48. The Game is Just Getting Started
  49. 49. What’s Next? California in Early 2014? See you then 
  50. 50. Thanks 3, 24, 35. He never stops thinking by IamNotUnique http://www.flickr.com/photos/villify/9336326876/ 4. Downtown of Pittsburgh (view from Mount Washington) by Pavel Ko http://www.flickr.com/photos/_pavel_/4244455577/ 6. Broken Connection http://bit.ly/1fbjxra 15. Botstuff Cleanout Blowout Thing '07 by Michael Vroegrop http://www.flickr.com/photos/vrogy/2133621790/ 16. The Neverending Risk game in AT by Aaron Brown http://www.flickr.com/photos/dietpoison/94326793/ 18. Pittsburgh Skyline by Joseph a http://www.flickr.com/photos/josepha/7057315949/ 19. City of Pittsburgh by alliser http://www.flickr.com/photos/alliser/2708460773/ 20. Pittsburgh Bridge by Adam Gerard http://www.flickr.com/photos/voteprime/343604037/ Daniel Zeevi #MyStartupStory Dashburst.com 33. WEEI radio broadcast by the Boston Public Library http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/8536518123/ 37. Construction Workers by Matthew Niemi http://bit.ly/16rqBpB 38. Emptiness: The Magic Trick, magician & assistant by Wonderlane http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderlane/7923402476/ 42. Pittsburgh Reg Mtg Aug 09 by Tom Hamilton http://www.flickr.com/photos/27745117@N00/3846218776/ 55. Mount Washington, Pittsburgh by Hidden Peanuts http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiddenpeanuts/15128856/ 56. PNC Park, section 318, row H by William F. Yurasko http://www.flickr.com/photos/wfyurasko/8711740461/ 57. Los Angeles Skyline from East LA. By Keith Skelton http://www.flickr.com/photos/keithskeltonphoto/4107550877/
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